05/13/15 – Wednesday Interest-ing Reads

  • The keys to effective budgeting. (timmaurer)
  • Stiglitz on free trade: The Secret Corporate Takeover (Project Syndicate)
  • How the Apple ($AAPL) Watch is like the original iPhone: full of unrealized potential. (recode)
  • ETF Assets Set to Overtake Hedge Funds This Year (Bloomberg)
  • Why the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone is so important to Google ($GOOG). (asymco)
  • When you should (and shouldn’t) use a robo-advisor. (fmdcapital)
  • New York Ciy is at risk of an oversupply of luxury condos. (wsj)
  • What 50 Years of Data and the Grateful Dead Say About the Economy (bloomberg)
  • Pandora ($P) should not be publicly traded. (microfundy.tumblr)
  • Did the computer programs of CTAs drive the Bund selloff? (MoneyBeat)
  • Credit spreads are not blowing out. (valueplays)
  • 15 Financial Advisor Blogs Worth Following. (myperfectclient)
  • This woman helped build the Indian stock market, and now she runs it (Bloomberg)
  • David Letterman Leaves His Successors a Rich Comedic Bequest (nytimes)
  • Five charts explaining the recent bond market yield spike (Bloomberg)
  • The top 25 hedge fund managers earn more than all kindergarten teachers in U.S. combined (Washington Post)
  • Vanguard’s Personal Advisor Services has come out of beta. (investmentnews)
  • The pros and cons of using a robo-advisor to manage your money. (lifehacker)
  • Why Verizon’s AOL deal makes sense (tumblr.jackdawresearch)
  • Record visitor counts in Las Vegas. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Some stuff you should understand about the Vix (Indexology)
  • The case against high yield bonds. (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • American workers are missing out on their employer 401(k) matches. (investmentnews)
  • Expect Verizon ($VZ) to marry its data with AOL’s ($AOL). (nytimes)
  • Why retirees need more dynamic withdrawal rules. (nytimes)
  • Oil service stocks have bounced: now what? (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Liquidity risk doesn’t come and go, it’s ever-present in markets (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The financial planning software industry is rapidly consolidating. (kitces)
  • The upside of family-run businesses. (cleareyesinvesting)
  • A look at the launch of the Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF ($DHVW). (blogs.barrons)
  • Facebook ($FB) is rolling out their “Instant Article” program. (recode)
  • How “Fulfillment by Amazon ($AMZN)” became a huge business. (businessinsider)
  • North Korea would have been a great kingdom on Game of Thrones (CNN)
  • ETF companies boost bank credit lines amid liquidity concern (Reuters)
  • The NFL Thinks You’re Stupid: League Shows Low Regard for Fan, Media Intelligence in Statement on Patriots’ Penalty (footballbyfootball)
  • The hitch with bank loan ETFs. (news.morningstar)
  • How stability can breed instability. (blogs.wsj)
  • Hulbert: Grexit is whatever for US investors (MarketWatch)
  • Fed says U.S. wealth inequality hasn’t increased quite as much as you think (ftalphaville.ft)
  • When does tax-loss harvesting cross the line? (kitces)
  • U.S. Foreclosure Inventory Down 25.7 Percent Annually (worldpropertyjournal)
  • Brokerage firms are lobbying up a storm this year to prevent fiduciary rules (Investment News)
  • Why the bond market is acting up. (humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot)
  • The big tech M&A wave is just starting. (pando)
  • The US is running out Internet addresses. (wsj)
  • 2% cash back credit cards are a rare breed. (nytimes)
  • American Meritocracy Isn’t What It Used To Be (blogs.wsj)
  • How much finance is too much? (blogs.wsj)
  • Evidence that the Milky Way has Four Spiral Arms (universetoday)
  • Stocks are, in general, overhyped. (pragcap)
  • Don’t fight the Four Feds: Rout Puts Bond Bears on Wrong Side of Central Banks (bloomberg)
  • Moore’s Law Reaches 50 as Chip Industry Faces New Challenges (bloomberg)
  • Tight Mortgage Market Keeps Lid on Americans’ Debt Levels (wsj)
  • For the first time in five years, the Euro Zone’s large economies are all growing at the same time (Quartz)
  • Keeping it simple helps increase 401(k) participation. (time)
  • Activist investors don’t win every battle, the case of DuPont ($DD). (bloomberg)

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